Everything Vegan at Pizza Hut (2021)
Pizza Hut has decent vegan options in the USA and most countries around the world, however generally you’ll have to make modifications to the pizzas to make them vegan-friendly — namely you’ll have to specify that you’d like no Cheese.
Our personal recommendations would be to go with a Beyond-Meat pizza with no Cheese and adding a few veggies to it, or opting for the veggie supreme pizza without cheese, and then add beyond-meat to it — although not necessary it really makes the pizzas significantly better in our opinion.
Vegan Crusts & Crust Flavors at Pizza Hut:
- Classic Hand-Tossed Style Crust
- Thin n’ Crispy Crust
- Pan-Style Crust
- P’zone Crust (like a pizza pocket or calzone)
Make sure to not get the fancy garlic-infused crust flavor toppings — they generally aren’t vegan-friendly. Instead opt for no crust-seasoning or the ‘buttery blend’ which is the only vegan-friendly crust-flavor that’s widely available at Pizza Hut locations.
Vegan Sauces & Dips at Pizza Hut:
- Classic Mariana (Pizza) Sauce
- Buffalo Pizza Sauce
- Spicy BBQ Dipping Sauce
- Mild Buffalo Dipping Sauce
- Medium Buffalo Dipping Sauce
- Burnin’ Hot Buffalo Dipping Sauce
- Lemon Pepper Dipping Sauce
- Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce
- Mariana Dipping Sauce
Keep in mind only the first two mentioned above — the Classic Mariana (Pizza) Sauce and Buffalo Pizza Sauce are available as Pizza Sauces, the rest are strictly available as dipping sauces and cannot be had as a ‘base’ sauce on your pizza — just for dipping!
Vegan Toppings Available at Pizza Hut:
- Banana peppers
- Green bell peppers
- Green Chile peppers
- Green olives
- Jalapeno peppers
- Diced Roma tomatoes
- Black Olives
- Red onions
- Roasted spinach
- Pineapple Chunks
- Beyond Meat Crumbles
- Beyond Meat Sausage (not all locations)
Make sure to of course remove the cheese from your pizza from pizza hut, as no matter what pizza you start with (or build-your-own), even the beyond meat pizza they now offer, comes by default with non-vegan cheese. Remove it to make your veggie pizza vegan.
Vegan Sides & Desserts at Pizza Hut:
- Breadsticks (Specify Plain — no Parmesan cheese or seasoning, ask for pizza sauce dip instead)
- Cinnamon Sticks (Specify no icing/dipping-sauce)
- French Fries (‘Wingstreet’)
- All the above-mentioned Dipping Sauces
Honestly rather than getting a side we’d say to just get a bigger pizza, as their sides (with the exception of dips) don’t really add that much to the meal, but hey that’s just our opinion — if you want some fries with your pizza, or on top of your pizza, go for it.
FAQ's about Eating Vegan at Pizza Hut:
Below we’ll cover some of the most frequently asked questions people have sent us, or that we personally had regarding eating vegan at pizza hut — some of this we already answered indirectly above, but if you want a more direct-answer to a specific question we’ll likely have it below.
Does Pizza Hut Offer Vegan Cheese?
Currently Pizza Hut doesn’t offer Vegan Cheese in the USA or most of the world — with the exception of the UK, where most locations have the option to have vegan cheese on your pizza rather than non-vegan cheese.
Are Pizza Hut’s Breadsticks Vegan-Friendly?
Yes, with some modifications that we covered above in the ‘side’ portion of this article — essentially order it without the cheese and seasoning and you should have some fluffy vegan breadsticks in no time — make sure to get some pizza sauce to go with them.
Does Pizza Hut have Vegan Meat Substitutes?
Yes, in late-2020 early 2021 Pizza Hut rolled out Beyond-Meat to all their US-based locations after an initial trial period in the months prior at select locations.
What’s the Risk of Cross-Contamination at Pizza Hut?
While always present in a not purely vegan environment it’s very very low in our experience, or in fact essentially zero — we’ve never had a pizza come out with unwanted ingredients accidentally mixed in. If you so wish you can ask them to change gloves or pizza rollers (cutter) to aide in avoiding cross-contamination, while we personally don’t do this apparently it’s not uncommon for people to ask for this and it’s not an issue at all — so feel free to ask if you want it to be done.